Plan, Do, Study, Act And Repeat

Plan, Do, Study, Act and Repeat

Plan-Study-Do-Act (PDSA) is a key tool to help skilled nursing providers with Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI). In my last blog, I reviewed the fundamentals of QAPI. The underlining theme being improvement that results in a better outcome. The Centers…

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QAPI Basics For Skilled Nursing

QAPI Basics for Skilled Nursing

Let's start with the basics. Quality assurance has been around since the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act nursing home reforms. However, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 strongly emphasizes quality for all of healthcare. Then, the addition of performance improvement within…

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Simplifying Nutrition Management: A Case Study

Simplifying Nutrition Management: A Case Study

Food costs are one of the top expenses for skilled nursing providers. If you use nutrition management software, or would like to implement a solution, read on. Background: Augustana Care Augustana Care is a non-profit organization that provides senior housing,…

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Interoperability: From Pledge To Production

Interoperability: From Pledge to Production

On March 1, 2016, at the Health Information Management Systems Society conference, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell urged leading health information technology companies and national health systems to pledge to make electronic health…

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8 Questions On Using Data In QAPI

8 Questions on Using Data in QAPI

We recently held a webinar focused on collecting, analyzing and communicating data in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI). By November 2019, all skilled nursing facilities will need a QAPI program that focuses on systems of care, outcomes of care and…

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Ready For QAPI?

Ready for QAPI?

In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the final Requirements of Participation for long-term care facilities. All skilled nursing facilities will need a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program by November 28, 2019. Are you ready?…

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5 Steps To Implementation Success

5 Steps to Implementation Success

I get it. Your team can’t stop everything to implement new EHR software. I know how to help skilled nursing providers get over the finish line without breaking down. Follow these five steps to implementation success: Identify project leads Recognize…

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